30 farmers markets in Alameda County

Joanna Normoyle of Guru Ram Das Orchards on the Berkeley farmers market. Credit score: Ecology Middle

This information is a part of East Bay Nosh’s native produce week, a collection of tales about city farming, rising your personal meals and eating off the land. You’ll be able to see all of the tales from this package deal on the Native Produce Week web page.

It might be nice if we may all develop every thing we have to eat in our personal backyards, however that’s not a sensible expectation for each East Bay resident — and, let’s face it, after a bit, consuming solely the meals you domesticate may get a little bit boring. That’s the place our bounty of native farmers markets steps in, with an enormous number of produce (most grown inside an honest drive) in addition to fish, meat, cheese and pantry staples. Most native markets additionally provide ready meals and meals to get pleasure from on web site, for folk who’re too hungry to attend.

This checklist covers all of the presently operational farmers markets of word in Alameda County. When you’re on the lookout for markets elsewhere within the area, the California Division of Meals and Agriculture presents a repeatedly up to date county-by-county spreadsheet of all of the licensed markets within the state.

Berkeley farmers markets

Customers at a Berkeley farmers market. Credit score: Nancy Rubin

South Berkeley Farmers Market
Adeline and 63rd Streets
Tuesday 2–6:30 p.m., 12 months spherical

A favourite amongst native cooks, this weekly market is called a lot for its gorgeous produce as for its help of native activists searching for consideration for the trigger du jour.

Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
Middle Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Means
Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 12 months spherical

This compact market has a great deal of native meat and produce on provide, in addition to a wholesome contingent of ready meals distributors for folk who need to dine on web site.

North Berkeley Farmers Market
Shattuck Avenue at Rose Avenue
Thursday 3–7 p.m., 12 months spherical

An all-organic market with some standout cheese, olive oil and fruit distributors.

Oakland farmers markets

The Completely satisfied Boy Farms stand on the Temescal Farmers Market. Credit score: Sarah Han

AKOMA Outside Market
Liberation Park (6955 Foothill Blvd)
First and third Sundays 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 12 months spherical

This market is meant to help Black and Brown farmers, makers and distributors, with quite a lot of produce stands, meals vans and catering operations.

Freedom Farmers’ Market
Shattuck Avenue and forty sixth Avenue
Second Saturdays 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dec. 11 by means of June 11
Each Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. June 11 by means of Nov. 12

Entry to inexpensive natural produce is the objective of this market, which makes house for traditionally marginalized farmers from throughout the state.

Fruitvale Village Farmers Market
San Leandro Avenue and thirty fifth Avenue, close to BART
Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 12 months spherical

This market highlights native distributors with a mixture of recent, seasonal vegatables and fruits in addition to ready meals and fast bites.

Hatice Yildiz, proprietor of Simurgh Bakery, on the Grand Lake Farmers Market in Oakland. Credit score: Kathryn Bowen

Grand Lake Farmers Market
Grand Avenue and Lake Park Means
Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 12 months spherical

The Grand Lake Farmers Market boasts a picturesque location by Splash Pad Park and showcases native produce, flowers, espresso, pastries and ready meals.

Jack London Sq. Farmers Market
Webster Avenue and Embarcadero West
Sunday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 12 months spherical

With its abundance of colourful produce and ready meals distributors, this market’s waterfront location makes it particularly scenic.

3801 Howe St. (in entrance of the Fabiola constructing)
Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., April by means of October

This market takes place inside the Oakland Kaiser car parking zone, making it an incredible possibility for households with little ones who’d prefer to take a stroll.

Montclair Village
Moraga Avenue and La Salle Avenue
Sunday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 12 months spherical
Montclair Village’s farmers market boasts seasonal produce, recent flowers, pastries and extra.

Outdated Oakland
Ninth Avenue between Broadway and Clay Avenue
Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m., 12 months spherical

Positioned in historic downtown Oakland, this farmers market is ideally located for many who wish to store regionally farmed items and likewise cease by Oakland’s Chinatown.

5300 Claremont Ave. (on the DMV)
Sunday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 12 months spherical

Temescal’s farmers market not solely options native, recent produce, it additionally offers attendees an opportunity to sharpen their knives each second and fourth Sunday of the month. The market additionally options native textile and clothes makers each different week.

West Oakland
18th Avenue and Peralta Avenue
Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 12 months spherical, grand opening June 5

The brand new West Oakland farmers market will showcase locally-grown vegatables and fruits in addition to dairy, meats, seafood, native espresso and freshly-baked pastries.


Farmers market figs. Credit score: Felicity O’Meara


Alameda Farmers Market
710 Haight Ave. at Webster Avenue
Saturday and Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 months spherical

The West Alameda Enterprise Affiliation co-sponsors this market, so anticipate a robust contingent of native distributors. Professional tip: parking for this market could be very tight, so if you will discover some other technique to get there (bike, ferry, teleporter) take it.

Castro Valley

Castro Valley Farmers Market
Castro Valley BART Station Parking Lot
Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 months spherical

Every part at this market is California-grown or made, from dairy and eggs to meat and cheese to a farm-focused lineup of licensed natural produce.


Dublin Farmers Market
Emerald Glen Park (4201 Central Pkwy)
Thursday 4 p.m.-8 p.m., April 7–Sept. 29

This market hosts standout recent pasta makers, Central Valley nut farmers and produce grown inside miles of its idyllic park setting.

El Cerrito

El Cerrito Farmers Market
The south west nook of the El Cerrito Plaza buying middle car parking zone (2000-8000 El Cerrito Pl.)
Tuesday and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 months spherical

This venerable market has been within the sport since 1994, and is host to a slew of licensed California growers from the Bay Space and past.


Irvington Farmers Market
Bay Avenue and Trimboli Means
Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 12 months spherical

This market boasts a panoply of stone fruit farmers, regionally made cheesecake and completely ripe avocados.

37573 Niles Blvd.
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 12 months spherical

A part of the West Coast Farmers Markets affiliation of markets, Fremont’s Niles market is among the smaller markets on this checklist, and although it does have a pair farm stands, it’s geared extra towards ready meals and retail distributors.


Hayward Farmers Market
Metropolis Corridor Plaza (Watkins Avenue between B and C streets)
Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 months spherical

Look ahead to regionally caught seafood, eggs laid at close by farms and a mixture of native and natural produce.




Newark Farmers Market
NewPark Mall car parking zone
Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 months spherical

The Agricultural Institute of Marin, which oversees this market, says it’s “probably the most various farmers markets within the East Bay,” with over 55 distributors each week. When you’re having bother discovering it, head towards the Burlington Coat Manufacturing unit and Macy’s, it’s proper there.


Pleasanton Farmers Market
46 W. Angela St.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 12 months spherical

This medium-sized market (about 20-25 distributors) has a number of the best parking within the space, with a bounty of veggies and berries.


Richmond Licensed Farmers Market
twenty fourth Avenue and Barrett Avenue
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 12 months spherical

This market has been hawking recent produce since 1984, with a deal with regionally grown fruit and recent eggs.

Contemporary Strategy Cellular Market
Nevin Avenue and Civic Middle Plaza (in entrance of the general public library)
Wednesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Contemporary Strategy Cellular Farmers Market operates out of a truck and parks in entrance of the Richmond public library. The truck showcases baskets filled with seasonal produce every week.

San Leandro

Market at Bayfair Middle
Fairmont Avenue and E 14th Avenue (King Lot at Bayfair Middle)
Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 12 months spherical

This market serves because the regional marketplace for the San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Hayward areas and options over 45 farm stands, together with corn from Brentwood and Watsonville berries.

Downtown San Leandro
300 Estudillo Ave.
Wednesday 3–7 p.m., April 6 by means of Oct. 5

This market boasts as much as 30 distributors that includes native, recent produce in addition to San Leandro’s personal Hummus Heaven. The market additionally showcases native honey, dumplings, and stay music every week.

Union Metropolis

Outdated Alvarado/Cesar Chavez Park
Smith and Watkins streets
Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 12 months spherical

Positioned in Outdated Alvarado Park, this market options recent, seasonal produce, seafood, succulents and ready meals akin to frozen dumplings to take residence.

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